As if Tennessee Volunteers football could've gotten any worse, it has. Once an unapologetic Derek Dooley defender, I have had to completely rethink where the program is going. Unfortunately, the 2012 season doesn't look much better.
After salvaging two top 15 recruiting classes in his first two season, Dooley's 2012 recruiting class has taken hits due to de-commits. Hey, it happens.
The only difference is that Dooley asked two of the recruits to look elsewhere. If he doesn't have a few aces up his sleeve, this could cost him his job.
Besides mysterious recruiting tactics, here are five reasons you should be cautious, possibly even pessimistic about the 2012 season.